Our new etched Tibetan singing bowl is incredibly detailed, and was hand picked from a stunning collection of carved singing bowls made in Kathmandu. It is cast, hammered, polished, and etched entirely by hand. The outside of the bowl is decorated with the mantra of compassion, Om Mani Padme Hum. Inside the bowl is a mandala image along with the 8 Auspicious Symbols and Five Dhyani Buddhas.
The compassion mantra invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. In Buddhist legend, the 8 Auspicious Symbols represent offerings the gods made to the Buddha after his enlightenment. It is believed that each of these symbols have powers to bring blessings for which people include these in paintings, textiles, homes, and wherever else possible.
The Five Great Buddhas are representations of the five qualities of the Buddha. Each Buddha is believed to be capable of overcoming a particular evil with a particular good, and each has a complete system of iconographic symbolism.
Singing bowl measures approximately 9 3/4 inches in diameter and is about 4 1/4 inches deep. Made in Nepal.
*Sound recording coming soon!*